Something for everyone!
The Tay Creek Folk Festival is a boutique festival that showcases musicians from New Brunswick and beyond in a beautiful country setting only 25 minutes outside Fredericton. The hay-wagon stage and auditorium are under cover in a barn opening onto a large meadow with seating both inside and outside in the sunshine. There is camping for tents and RVs, a delicious food truck, Puddleducks serving coffee and other refreshments and a pancake breakfast on Sunday. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome. The Tay Creek Folk Festival is convened by Peace Arts eXcellence (PAX), a not-for-profit organization promoting independent and collaborative artistic efforts in the realms of visual arts, fine crafts, music, and literature.
We support the local musical community and some musicians have gone on to form bands after meeting at our festival. The music at the festival is ‘folk’ music in that it represents the ‘music of the people’ rather than the limited sense often understood by the term ‘folk music'. The Tay Creek Folk Festival offers all genres of musical styles including Folk; Blues; Bluegrass; Country; Celtic; Classic and Indie Rock; and Soul. There are a variety of music workshops and impromptu jam sessions, interesting crafts, and yummy homemade food. Most of our musicians come from the the Greater Fredericton area including the surrounding communities of Tay Creek, Stanley, and Taymouth. Over the years we have expanded our stage to include a regional Maritime acts and welcome travelling minstrels from across Canada and beyond. We love to support new and up-and-coming artists, many of whom have gone on to much bigger venues thanks in part to small festivals such as ours.
The Festival is held each summer at Tay Ridge Farm, 3888 Route 620, Tay Creek, NB, E6B 1K2 (please note that Tay Creek is nowhere near Taymouth). There are 600 beautiful acres spanning the North and South Tay rivers to hike and explore, as well as a swimming beach where you can have a picnic while playing your instruments, so don’t forget to bring along your hiking shoes and swimming gear.
For more information please contact Jenny Jobbins at [email protected] tel. 506-367-3133.